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New BlackBerry Bold 9790 with a 2.4" touchscreen will be released in Indonesia first for $515

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New BlackBerry Bold 9790 with a 2.4
Apart from the budget BlackBerry Curve 9380 with the first ever touchscreen on a Curve representative, RIM today announced one more touchy-feely handset, the more premium BlackBerry Bold 9790.

The BlackBerry 7 OS handset is equipped with a 2.4" capacitive touch display with 480x360 pixels of resolution, which translates to decent 250ppi pixel density. The Bold 9790 also sports a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera with LED flash capable of 720p HD video recording, 8GB of internal memory and stylish looks.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 will be available in Indonesia first, starting November 26, for $515. Market research has shown that BlackBerry OS is the most popular there currently, which explains the Indonesian headstart. It will be available in Singapore in December, and other markets in the following weeks.

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source: RIM & CNETAsia

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posted on 15 Nov 2011, 05:58

1. actura (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Wow it released on my country first
I never think blackberry users at my country could be that popular than another country 0_0

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 07:38 3

2. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Thats because no developed nations want RIM devices anymore. They are obsolete in form and in substance

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:57 1

3. hepresearch (unregistered)


Even the Nokia E6-00 has a higher pixel count (480x640) in the same size of screen as this BlackBerry. The E6 is from Nokia's final, and failed, line of Symbian^3 devices. And I liked Symbian^3 a whole lot better than I ever liked BlackBerry... BlackBerry will be on its way out next, following in the footsteps of Symbian, MeeGo, webOS, and the likes of Palm and WinMo before them.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:03

4. sonisoe (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 May 2009)


rim has billboards and everything for this device saying "coming first to indonesia", now the cat is out of the bag....it's as if there were no other os in the market, everybody is bb-ing and not because its "cheap" (from being obselete), before bb came around it was nokia..and we were always the launch market for their high end devices ie. nokia communicator, people would line up like people lining up outside an apple store... you wont believe how much these people were willing to pay for such nokia devices ???? $1,000 dollars for a launch price before being sold at a normal price of $700...people are lifestyle crazy and highly social...just in case any of you interested, you might want to check if indonesia is one of the most facebook/twitter users....

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:49

5. hepresearch (unregistered)


yeah, like the Nokia E90... that thing was awesome when it came out... practically made me drool all over my screen... but it cost $1,200 at launch. And S60 3rd Edition didn't end up lending itself well to the 800x352 resolution (which, back then, was whoppingly huge)... they can now be obtained on the internet, plentiful as doo-doo, for $300 or less... I'm glad now that I didn't waste my money back then.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 19:54 1

6. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


isnt this phone the same as the bold 9900? I honestly cant tell whats different

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